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French, Seafood, Grill, Bistro
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Shop 12, High Constantia Centre, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, South Africa
27217948334
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent local wine options, slow service, small but tasty portions

We have not been there for a while, remembering a not so positive experience last time. When we arrive no maitre d appeared until a few minutes had past, and then we were seated. The menu had change since we had been there and they were offering a lot of Constantia wines, so refreshing to see this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Warren M
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I frequently visit this restaurant as it has a great location, log fire and good atmosphere. However, on my two most recent trips the service has been less than poor, with zero follow up by management. The first occasion I let pass but on the second visit was even worse. The waiter completely messed up the order despite giving clear... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Dear Reader Had two dreadful experiences in succession at Pastis which I have frequented for seven years, but lately over the past year or so the place has been in a state of decline . Ordered breakfast the first occasion and it was awful, eggs benedict with eggs sloped all over the plate and a minuscule portion that would have... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

recommended...friendly Staff great surroundings, been there often for music gigs, nice range of drinks and wine

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have not been there for a while, remembering a not so positive experience last time. When we arrive no maitre d appeared until a few minutes had past, and then we were seated. The menu had change since we had been there and they were offering a lot of Constantia wines, so refreshing to see this, and I would... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I hosted a Saturday lunch for a party of 9. The menu met with everyone's admiration. Service was outstanding. We had opted to sit outside in the winter sun. Heaters were switched on and cold guests were provided with blankets. The selection of beers and wines was incredible, the food was excellent and the service could not have been bettered... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent food by Chef Shaune. Service by a witron whose cell phone kept ringing in his pocket was very disturbing. Will got back for Shaune's excellent food and his conversation when coming around to the tables.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Since my earlier review, which was mostly negative, I have seen a marked improvement in service at this venue. More than that, the food is becoming more consistent and the quality has improved. I also understand that the breakfast and daytime pub meal menu offer excellent value. I just wish the evening menu offered a few more lighter, better value-for-money... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm struggling here. I've just read a few reviews of Pastis and many I just don't recognise. My wife and I arrived on a busy evening and they managed to accommodate us in the less formal part of the restaurant. The whole place was buzzing. We were seated at the last table in the whole restaurant, near the TV, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Every 6 months or so, we give Pastis a try as we live close by. At best, one meal will be ok with the rest being not good. At worst, all the meals will be poor. I am not sure why we keep going there as it is indeed of a total makeover, a new owner, a new kitchen, a... More 

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DJohnCapeTown, General Manager at Pastis, responded to this review

Dear John It is with regret that we see another bad review from you concerning Pastis. We do have a project to address various issues and it would be very helpful if you and I could meet so that I could get a detailed understanding of areas of concern on your part. This will allow us to comprehensively fix problem... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It was cold and rainy on Wednesday afternoon but warm and toasty around the crackling fireplace. Pastis has got a R50 lunch menu in the bar area. It was excellent food with for a wide variety of choices. We had the beef burger and chicken strips and both were great value for money. R100 for two meals - well worth... More 

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Additional Information about Pastis

Address: Shop 12, High Constantia Centre, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, South Africa
Phone Number: 27217948334
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
Cuisine: French, Seafood, Grill, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 12, High Constantia Centre, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: 27217948334

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Grill, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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